Street Smear Campaign Against Orchard Runners Founder

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 at 11:21 am by

Joe DiNoto is a popular Lower East Side resident, having worked at Bario Chino and started the Orchard Street Runners group. That club has been successful in fundraising for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. Now his reputation is being seriously smeared across the neighborhood streets.

Several sources are reporting an uptick in graffiti harassment of DiNoto this month. We’ve seen firsthand a batch of stickers along Orchard, and a tipster sent us the following tag near the Lost Weekend coffee shop. Friends think that the culprit is hitting his favorite local hangs.

Someone’s been harassing him through the streets. Leaving stickers on what people thought was his residence (pink building on grand) saying “Go Home Joe DiNoto.” The other night someone tagged the area with spray paint saying [Go Home Joe DiNoto] and other things (see photo from outside Lost Weekend).

We reached out to DiNoto for comment, and he’s certainly taking it in stride…

Yea, someone’s got way too much free time. Their spelling is horrible, but at least they got my last name right.

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